Scarecrow’s 30th Anniversary TOUR
After an incredible 2 x SELL OUT shows this year at the Village Green, Scarecrow-The Mellencamp Show‘s ‘30th Anniversary Tour’ lands at another of Melbourne’s iconic rock venues, the ‘Chelsea Heights‘ on Saturday 7th August 2021.
We’ve had a lot of fun reminiscing about some of the sensational venues we used to perform at ‘back in the day’, plus we’re loving hearing your stories of how we’ve connected. We look forward to more catch ups next month…come say Hi at the Heights Live after the show. Tickets are selling fast once again, with more than 50% sold already – be sure to grab yours NOW!
18+ Event – Doors Open: 8.00pm – Showtime: 9.00pm – 2 big sets of Mellencamp hits!
Chelsea Heights Hotel – Cnr Springvale & Wells Rds, Chelsea Heights, Vic
Just a couple of weeks away now….here’s some further details on tickets on offer: Brighter Days Festival tickets not only include unlimited access in/out of the Festival Entertainment precinct, but also a bike or car entry into the Show ‘n Shine, Sounds of Silence Silent Disco headphones and entry into the Amazing Chase. Reserved Seating weekend entertainment passes are also available and your chair will be provided in the reserved seating area at the front; no need to BYO chairs. It’ll be a great weekend!
Scarecrow on stage from 1.30pm
Brighter Days Festival
Oaks Lawn, Pioneer Park, Bright, Vic
Scarecrow – The Mellencamp Show will return to beautiful Bright, for the Labour Day Long Weekend, this coming March. We’re looking forward to participating in the Brighter Days Festival, on the Saturday afternoon. Brighter Days is an incorporated fundraising entity, raising valuable funds for some very deserving children’s charities.
The 2020 festival has a stellar lineup of artists & will be held on the Oaks Lawn at Pioneer Park in Bright. The area will be fenced and this year there will be an entry fee for everyone over 18 years of age, kids under 18 will be free. A three-day entertainment pass will be $100 or a day pass will be $50. Feel free to check out the Brighter Days website for further details. We hope you can join us for a weekend full of amazing entertainment & supporting the Bright Community.
Brighter Days Festival
Oaks Lawn, Pioneer Park, Bright, Vic
Just a couple of weeks away, till our next Mellencamp gig, with our first for 2020 being 11th January at Mulwala Ski Club,
Lake Mulwala is one of Australia’s premier fishing spots for native Murray cod, and ideal for other water sports like boating, waterskiing and kayaking. Mulwala Water Ski Club offers a range of fun aquatic adventures, from banana and tube rides to waterskiing and wakeboarding lessons for beginners. They’ve got a couple of dining options for your evening meal, before we hit the stage at approximately 10pm. See you then!
156 Melbourne St, Mulwala, NSW
Frankston Bowls Club are opening their doors to a Live Music Series of shows called ‘Twilight on the Deck’. We’ll be performing the second show of the series with the Ultimate American Rock Show on Sunday the 9th of February. Perfect Xmas gift idea!
Adults: $30 Show Only – Buffet & Show $51*
Kids: 6 – 12 yrs Show Only $12 – Buffet & Show $23*
Summer Buffet – Selection of 3 Cold Meats, 4 -5 varieties of Salads Bread Stick & Rolls – 3 Dessert options, ice creams available for the kids
This is a great opportunity to bring the whole family to enjoy a live band and show, with great food and classic music. Let’s keep live music alive!
Cnr Yuille & Williams Sts, Frankston, Vic
A dream came true tonight for fans of what they used to called heartland-rock, as arguably the two leading icons of the genre, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, sang Springsteen’s “Glory Days” and Mellencamp’s “Pink Houses” together at the Beacon Theatre in New York. You can watch video of the songs, below.
The numbers were part of a benefit concert for the Rainforest Fund organized by Sting. The theme of the evening was hits from the ’80s and ’90s.
Other numbers included Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love” (sung by Robert Downey Jr.), the Elvis Costello hit “What’s So Funny (‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding)” (performed by Bob Geldof) and Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” (performed by Sting). Springsteen also performed “Dancing in the Dark” and took part in the ensemble finale, “Don’t Stop Believing.”
Other performers included Eurythmics, James Taylor, Deborah Harry and Shaggy.
Springsteen and Mellencamp have been linked in many ways through the years.
Sting has been presenting all-star Rainforest Fund benefits in New York — always, before this year, at Carnegie Hall — since 1989. It’s not an annual event but he has done 18 of them over those 30 years.
Trudie Styler — Sting’s wife, Rainforest Fund co-founder and the producer of the concert — said in a statement: “With the Amazon blighted by fire this summer, and a real and growing awareness of climate change, there has never been a more important or more opportune moment to fight to protect our forests. All life on earth depends on their survival.”
Thanks to Spring-Nuts for posting this video to YouTube. It starts with Mellencamp performing “Jack & Diane” by himself, and then “Pink Houses” with Springsteen
Join us at ‘Club Sandbelt‘ Saturday 23rd November, to relive those days ‘when a sport was a sport’ and groovin’ was groovin’, and dancin’ meant everything. ‘We were young and we were improvin’, ‘Laughin’ laughin’ with our friends and ‘Holding hands meant somethin’ baby’….let’s do it at The Sandbelt in just a couple of weeks!
SEYMOUR, Ind. (WTHR) — He was raised in a small town and now Seymour, Indiana, America’s small town, is fully embracing that.
The town is honoring John Mellencamp, the hometown boy who made it to the big time, with a bigger than life tribute.
“We love it. It’s great,” passerbys said referring to a 35-foot-tall mural of Mellencamp painted by Pamela Bliss.
“I feel like they should have done something like this a long time ago,” Bliss said. “It’s not everyday you get a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee from your town. And the influence he has had on American culture.”
The mural is painted on the side of the This Old Guitar Music Store at the corner of 2nd Street and Indianapolis Avenue, and it’s already turning into quite the attraction.
In the right hand corner of the building the mural has a depiction of a young Mellencamp wearing his FFA jacket. The left side of the mural is a large painting of Mellencamp holding a guitar.
The owner of This Old Guitar Music Store, Larry McDonald, said Mellencamp approved everything included in the mural.
McDonald started pushing this idea five years ago. The city finally approved it this year.
“He is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It’s a big big deal. It’s a big deal to me,” McDonald said.
And now it’s a big deal to everyone.
“I worked on his face for four days and everyday it looked like him, but it wasn’t John and finally the last day it was John,” Bliss said.
She started painting the mural a little over a month ago and she says she will be done sometime this weekend.
To see more of Bliss’s work visit www.pamelabliss.gallery.
Check out the video of John visiting the site here: https://www.wthr.com/article/city-seymour-honors-john-mellencamp-larger-life-tribute?fbclid=IwAR2e5jsNQ-SmEWJGjw2jVEsYYsXOS_guV2NkUIORCZKZTClw0vm_rcZ7bNo
Musically authentic, visually electrifying and on a scale of one to ten, the energy meter is off the charts, if that sounds like your kind of night, then Scarecrow is absolutely right for you! High energy and great music is exactly what Scarecrow – The Mellencamp Show deliver & they’ll be doing just that next month at The Sandbelt Hotel. Put a call out to your fellow Mellencamp fans & head on down…